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HOLLYWOOD SIGHTS AND SOUNDS By ROBBIN COONS Hollywood, April 26—Ix>ve may or may not ruin digesction, but you'll find plenty of stars In the film capital capital who are convinced that digestion digestion certainly ruins love. Many actors and actresses, whose kisses—languid or fiery, according to dictates of the script—set the pace for things romantic on the silver silver screen, are convinced an individual individual must be actually hungry to be able to make love superbly. Mae West and Acquanetta, the Indian Indian actress, don't think so, but quick affirmative votes come from such players as Charles Boyer, Barbara Barbara Stanwyck, Deanna Durbin, Dorothy Lamour, Maria Montez, Constance Bennett, Robert Cummings, Cummings, and Diana Barrymore. They all swear by an empty stomach as a good stimulant for domance. > Boyer, who has made perhaps as many feminine hearts fly In formation formation as any other screen actor, is a staunch believer in wooing before eating. "One cannot think of love-making whilo meditating on tho wonderful steak that has just been consumed," says the French romanticist. For comely Deanna, a little tea and a sandwich is preferred as a mid-day repast, if she faces an afternoon afternoon of sophisticated love scenes. When Miss Stanwyck turns on her screen allure, sho does it on black coffee. It used to be a dozen cups a day. But 'that was in pre- ration days. Miss Bennett is a strong believer in celery eating before her love scenes, Cummings sticks to half an order of toast and jam, while orange juice anfl a sweet roll are favorites of Miss Barrymore. Miss Montez, who puts a goodly quantity of fire before the cameras, does it with a small fruit salad, whilo the queen of the sarong, Miss Lamour, stands by her "Jungle lunch" of papaya and a slice of pineapple. pineapple. And from the ranks of directors this recommendation from Frenchman Frenchman Jean Renoir: "Certainly an emply stomach is the immediate answer to realistic love-making. Afterward—that's another another matter. But when a young man proposes, he should do so before before dinner." Acquanetta, who has been partaking partaking of a Venezuelan diet for several years, believes however, that hot foods of the South American variety

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  1. The Record-Argus,
  2. 26 Apr 1943, Mon,
  3. Page 4

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